Community Involvement

Palmetto Citizens exists to provide more than financial services, we also look beyond our walls to our local community. This philosophy leads us to support worthwhile charitable and social causes.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Palmetto Citizens is again showing our support. Visit any of our offices this month to purchase special pink fortune cookies (raspberry flavored) for only $1.00.*

Not only will you be supporting a great cause, you’ll also get a chance to win hundreds of cash prizes we’re giving away! Every fortune cookie is a chance to win and we’re giving away over $5,000!

These fortune cookies and cash prizes have already been paid for by Palmetto Citizens, so 100% of your donation will go to support our local breast centers at Palmetto Health and Lexington Medical Center. Your donation will help fund breast cancer treatment, education, research and patient/family support in our community.

Other Outreach

Palmetto Citizens is proud to help many local charities, schools and other organizations in a variety of ways. Following are some of our most recent efforts:

Children's Hospital – Each year, we raise funds and awareness for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. In 2018, with the generosity of many of our members, staff and business partners, we raised $36,952!

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Each year, we proudly serve as the sponsor of the Share Your Holiday Food Drive for our local food bank. In 2017, with the generosity of our members and staff, we were able to donate $10,500 and a van full of food to Harvest Hope. In total, the Share Your Holiday event raised nearly enough to provide 3,000,000 meals!

Breast Cancer Center - In October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our offices accept donations for our local Breast Centers at Palmetto Health and Lexington Medical Center. In 2017, we raised over $20,000 for this important cause.

Free Document Shredding - We continue to help keep information out of the hands of identity thieves by hosting a series of no cost shredding days. Since 2008, we’ve helped consumers shred 525 tons of personal information.

High School Financial Planning Program - Palmetto Citizens provides a free financial education program, including student workbooks and teacher curriculum, to high school teachers and community group leaders. This program covers topics, such as: financial goals, the wise use of credit, budgeting and saving. To date, we have helped provide the program to nearly 25,000 students.

Financial Presentations - Palmetto Citizens is always happy to assist local schools and youth groups by providing speakers on a variety of financial topics. To request a speaker for your classroom or group, please contact us using the information below.

Palmetto Citizens is also an active participant with the United Way, Junior Achievement and many other community events.

If you would like more information, or to support one of these worthy causes, please our Community Relations Department or call (803) 376-5035.

*While supplies last.